Weight Loss Stories – Ashley Forest Lost 202 Pounds

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Name: Ashley
Age: 23
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Ambulatory Services Representative
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 202 pounds!
Height: 5’9″
Starting Weight: 382 pounds
Current Weight: 180 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-ashley-f

Ashley’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I first became upset with my weight in elementary school. I was always bigger than the average kid.

What made you decide to lose weight?
After ballooning to nearly 400 pounds, I knew that I needed to make a change.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Having gastric bypass surgery.

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What was most challenging about losing weight?
Not going back to my bad eating habits. Staying focused.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within the first 3 months, I had lost over 70 pounds.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
A year and a half. I started this weight loss challenge at the age of 21 and I have lost a total of 202 pounds! This has not been easy, but I am so happy that I am able to live my life as a happy young adult.

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How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained my weight for over 6 months by sticking to my diet plan and lots of exercise.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have more confidence. I am able to love myself and love my husband without being jealous of others. I’m on a healthy track. I jog 2-3 times weekly. I am able to maintain a healthy weight. I can shop in regular sizes!

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Reading other ShapeFit weight loss stories to help with maintenance.

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Ashley’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
ashley-f-weight-loss-story-3Believe that you can lose weight.

Weight loss tip #2:
Set realistic goals.

Weight loss tip #3:
Develop a diet plan.

Weight loss tip #4:
Drink lots of water.

Weight loss tip #5:
Exercise.

Ashley’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
ashley-f-weight-loss-story-6Hard boiled egg, oatmeal, grapefruit.

Lunch:
Grilled chicken salad with fat-free dressing.

Dinner:
Chicken breasts, veggies and sometimes low-calorie mashed potatoes.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
100 calorie snacks, sugar-free popsicles, fruit, yogurt.

Ashley’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I do not lift weights in a gym like I should be doing. I have 10 pound dumbbells that I lift daily. I do crunches, lunges and aerobics.

Cardiovascular:
Walking and jogging 2-3 times a week.

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